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Collection Reference Number GLC01450.719.01
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1812 
Title J.W. Hall to his parents on finding work and his experiences of the War of 1812
Date 18 October 1812
Author Hall, J. W. (fl. 1812)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes about finding work for $15 per month and staying with two professors of religion, possibly at Middlebury College. Asks to be sent clothes and several other things and seeks news, mostly regarding farming related activities. Comments on the dragoons and artillery passing through during the War of 1812. Notes that he "saw the Artillery and spoke with many of them they Looke some fatigued but all hearty & ruged." Continues the letter on 20 October 1812 and reports that staying with Mr. Hubbard was a presbyterian priest who had been "in Ogdensburg when the Cannonading took place from the British." Describes the attack. A note on page four sends word to his uncle that "no coopering is wanted in this place." His father's name was James Hall.
Subjects Religion  War of 1812  Education  Agriculture and Animal Husbandry  Artillery  Military History  Battle  Global History and Civics  Artisans  
People Hall. J. W. (fl. 1812)  Hall, James (fl. 1812)  
Place written Middlebury, Vermont
Theme Religion; Merchants & Commerce; Children & Family; War of 1812; Agriculture; Education
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859